Colombia: Constitutional Court declares articles 66, 67 and 68 of Law No 2195/2022 unconstitutional
On March 27th Colombia’s Constitutional Court issued a press release, in connection with the D-14851 process, declaring the unconstitutionality of articles 66 (incentives relating to leniency programs) and 67 and 68 (new sanctioning regime) of Law No 2195/2022, due to vices during the legislative process of said law.
Spain: The steps for preparation of the Preliminary Bill for the Sustainability Reporting Law are officially in motion
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation will be responsible for carrying out the transposition of the corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD).
Mexico City's Circular Economy Law enters into force
On March 1st 2023, Mexico City's Circular Economy Law came into force, which aims to encourage and promote responsible production and consumption habits through reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling.
Spain: This is the Royal Decree that aims to improve air quality and reduce episodes of high pollution
Royal Decree 34/2023 of January 24, 2023, amending the royal decree on improving air quality, the regulations on industrial emissions and on implementing the Law on integrated pollution prevention and control, and the royal decree on financial guarantees concerning waste, introduces significant environment-related amendments.
Portugal - Simplex: relevant news, mainly in the environmental and energy areas
Decree-Law 11/2023, of 10 February (DL 11/2023) was published on 10 February, approving measures to simplify existing licensing, namely through the elimination of authorisations, licences, dispensable or redundant acts and procedures in relation to the protection of environmental issues, thus facilitating economic activity without compromising environmental protection.
Garrigues strengthens its team in Colombia and Spain with the hiring of two new female partners
Garrigues has reinforced its team with the hiring of two eminent female partners. Mónica Bolaños will form part of the Bogotá tax practice while Mireia del Pozo joins the Barcelona administrative and constitutional law practice. Both appointments, which will be submitted for approval to the next Partners’ Meeting, reflect the firm’s strategy of consolidating its position as a leading provider of business law advice.
Sustainable mobility: a challenge for the public and private sector with legal developments on the horizon
Garrigues experts in the areas of transportation, logistics and mobility analyze the main regulatory challenges in the field of mobility, led by Alfonso Cuenca, legal adviser to the Spanish Parliament, Director of Studies of the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament and legal adviser to the Lower House Committee on Transportation, Mobility and the Urban Agenda.
Member States must assess the environmental impact of urban development projects on places of historical, cultural or archaeological significance, according to the Advocate General of the CJEU
The Opinion of the Advocate General of the CJEU regarding an urban development project in the historical center of Vienna could create a new line of European case law that provides greater protection for historical, cultural or archaeological heritage.
Spain: Advances in the reform that will require certain companies to calculate and prepare a reduction plan for their carbon footprint
On December 13 the public information period ends for the bill amending Royal Decree 163/2014, creating the carbon footprint, offsetting and CO2 absorption projects register. The measures introduced by the proposed wording include the registration of so-called scope 3 emissions continuing to be voluntary for small and medium-sized companies.
Freight rail projects in Colombia: Here are the risk allocation principles
In recent years rail projects in Colombia have received a boost, in an attempt to reduce costs and times in logistics chains, among other benefits brought by a reactivation of the sector. This led to new legislation on a range of topics. In this article we describe the characteristics of the contractual risk policy for freight rail projects and their distribution. We also provide an overview of the rail projects currently in progress.